Bray Wyatt made his triumphant return to action on night one of WWE's UK tour, teaming up with Sheamus and Cesaro to take on The Shield.
Last month, a mystery illness ran rampant through the Raw locker room. Some reports claimed it was meningitis while others believed it to be mumps. In actuality, it may have even been both. Whatever it was, the illness struck down Bray Wyatt, Bo Dallas, ring announcer Jojo Offerman, and also Roman Reigns who is still yet to return.
Wyatt and Roman's absences proved particularly problematic for WWE. Both men had prominent roles to play at the Tables, Ladders, and Chairs pay-per-view two weeks ago, but neither man was well enough to make it. Wyatt was subsequently replaced by SmackDown Live's AJ Styles while Kurt Angle stepped in for The Big Dog, the first time he had competed for WWE in eleven years.
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This past week on Raw, Bo Dallas made his return to WWE TV as did Jojo, but curiously Wyatt was nowhere to be seen. Well, fear not as the former WWE Champion is, in fact, OK as was demonstrated in Glasgow, Scotland on Wednesday night. Wyatt made his in-ring return after being home for a few weeks by partnering up with Sheamus and Cesaro. He fought alongside them in a losing effort against The Shield featuring Triple H in place of the still absent Roman Reigns.
Although it's currently unclear as to why Wyatt has made it onto the UK tour yet didn't appear on Raw this past week, it's not too hard to hazard a guess. Bray's illness meant that the highly anticipated Sister Abigail angle was brought to an abrupt end. Until WWE knows how exactly they're going to reintroduce the patriarch of the Wyatt Family back into an angle and whether that angle will include Sister Abigail, it's probably best not to rush things.
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Wyatt, Dallas, and Offerman's returns are, thankfully, a sign that whatever it was that left them unable to work was not as serious as it could have been. Hopefully, it is also a sign that Roman Reigns is also going to be OK and will return to Raw sooner rather than later. It's a shame that The Big Dog has had to miss WWE's current tour of the United Kingdom, but Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose recruited a more than capable replacement in Triple H.